Crypto Custody

Liquid Exchange Attack: Can a Crypto Wallet Ever Be 100% Safe From Hacks?

Custody experts say Thursday’s attack could be related to an earlier Liquid hack last November. Is MPC really to blame?

Tech  ·  20 August 2021

Crypto ETPs’ Fees Cost Up to 6 Times More Than Third-Party Custodians’

Research from custody firm Finoa finds it cheaper for big investors to just hold crypto.

Business  ·  19 August 2021

OCC Acting Director Tells Senate Panel Crypto Custody Charter Is Under Review

In testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Michael Hsu said some past crypto initiatives had not been done “in coordination with all stakeholders.”

Policy & regulation  ·  3 August 2021
Crypto Custody

Prime Trust Raises $64M to Scale Fintech Infrastructure Biz

The crypto custody firm is planning an “aggressive” hiring campaign to extend its reach into the world of fintech.

Business  ·  28 July 2021
Funding Rounds

Crypto Custody Firm Fireblocks Raises $310M at $2B Valuation

“It was very important for us to show the customers that we have the balance sheet and valuation to stay independent.”

Business  ·  27 July 2021
Crypto Custody

Another Large Bank in South Korea to Provide Custody of Crypto Assets

Woori Financial Group is joining forces with bitcoin exchange Coinplug to offer the service.

News  ·  11 July 2021

Tetra Trust Receives Nod to Become Regulated Crypto Custodian in Canada

The company was certified by the Alberta government to become the country’s first regulated custodian for crypto assets.

News  ·  8 July 2021

Algorand Gets Cozy With Crypto Custodian Copper

Algorand is looking beyond Copper’s safe-keeping provisions to explore the custodian’s ClearLoop system of instant asset exchange and settlement.

Business  ·  30 June 2021

Coinbase Receives Crypto Custody License From German Regulator BaFin

The license will allow Coinbase to continue operating in Germany.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 June 2021

Gemini Acquires Crypto Custody Firm Shard X

The acquisition should beef up Gemini’s custody tech. The price was not disclosed.

Business  ·  9 June 2021

Crypto Custody Firm Fireblocks Has Handled More Than $500B in Assets

The company has seen a 2,023% uptick in transaction volume since last year.

Tech  ·  18 May 2021

Revolut’s UK Users Can Finally Withdraw Their Bitcoin to Personal Wallets

The neobank has come in for criticism in the past for not allowing users to move their crypto off its platform.

Business  ·  5 May 2021
Crypto Custody

Standard Custody Wins Crypto Custody License From NYDFS

Standard Custody can provide crypto custody services in New York with a new trust charter through the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS).

Business  ·  4 May 2021

US Bank Selects Cryptocurrency Custodian, Wins Admin Role for NYDIG’s Bitcoin ETF

Asked if NYDIG would be U.S. Bank’s crypto custodian, Senior Vice President Christine Waldron said she was not at liberty to comment.

Business  ·  27 April 2021

BitGo Will Custody Crypto for US Marshals Service in $4.5M Deal

The custodian will manage potentially tens of millions of dollars in seized cryptocurrencies, according to documents published Wednesday.

Business  ·  22 April 2021